senate Bill S7752

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the establishment of a maternal mental health workgroup

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 23, 2022 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 28, 2022 advanced to third reading
Feb 17, 2022 2nd report cal.
Feb 16, 2022 1st report cal.533
Jan 10, 2022 referred to mental health

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S7752 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9085
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene

S7752 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of mental health to establish a maternal mental health workgroup to study and issue recommendations related to maternal mental health and perinatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders; identifies underrepresented and vulnerable populations and risk factors in the state for maternal mental health disorders that may occur during pregnancy and through the first postpartum year.

S7752 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7752 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7752
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 10, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BROUK  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health
 
 AN ACT directing the commissioner of mental health to establish a mater-
   nal mental health workgroup to study and issue recommendations related
   to maternal mental health and perinatal and postpartum mood and anxie-
   ty disorders; and providing for the  repeal  of  such  provision  upon
   expiration thereof
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The commissioner of mental health shall establish a  mater-
 nal  mental  health workgroup (referred to in this section as the "work-
 group") within the office of mental health. The workgroup shall  consist
 of,  at  the  minimum,  the commissioner of mental health or his, her or
 their designee, the commissioner of the office of  children  and  family
 services  or his, her or their designee; the commissioner of the depart-
 ment of health or his,  her  or  their  designee;  representatives  from
 statewide  mental  health  organizations;  representatives from maternal
 health care provider organizations;  representatives  from  health  care
 provider organizations; representatives from the health insurance indus-
 try;  and any additional stakeholders that the commissioners deem neces-
 sary. At least one-third of  the  members  shall  be  from  historically
 underrepresented communities that are disproportionately impacted by the
 underdiagnoses of maternal mental health disorders.
   §  2.  Workgroup  members  shall  receive  no  compensation  for their
 services as members of the workgroup, but shall be reimbursed for  their
 actual  expenses incurred in the performance of their duties on the work
 group.   Reimbursement shall  allow  for  historically  underrepresented
 communities  to participate wholly in the performance of their duties on
 the workgroup by providing, if necessary, reimbursements for  reasonable
 expenses  incurred  that  may include, but not be limited to, childcare,
 travel, meals and lodging.
   § 3. It shall be the duty of the workgroup to study and  issue  recom-
 mendations  related to maternal mental health and perinatal and postpar-
 tum mood and anxiety disorders. The workgroup shall:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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